Smith: Alexis died about Sept. 11

Oct 25 2011 - 6:27pm

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Eric Millerberg stands next to his public defender Randall Marshall during his sentencing for a drug violation at the 2nd District Court in Ogden on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.  (KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)
Eric Millerberg stands next to his public defender Randall Marshall during his sentencing for a drug violation at the 2nd District Court in Ogden on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.  (KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)
Eric Millerberg stands next to his public defender Randall Marshall during his sentencing for a drug violation at the 2nd District Court in Ogden on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.  (KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)
Eric Millerberg stands next to his public defender Randall Marshall during his sentencing for a drug violation at the 2nd District Court in Ogden on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.  (KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)
Eric Millerberg stands next to his public defender Randall Marshall during his sentencing for a drug violation at the 2nd District Court in Ogden on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.  (KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)
Eric Millerberg stands next to his public defender Randall Marshall during his sentencing for a drug violation at the 2nd District Court in Ogden on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.  (KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner)

OGDEN -- Alexis Rasmussen died "on Sept. 11 or shortly thereafter," Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said this morning.

Smith's comments came after Eric Millerberg, for whose family Rasmussen was baby sitting when she was last seen, was sentenced to prison for probation violation.

Smith said Rasmussen died in a house and her body was then moved. The remains of the 16-year-old were found last week in Morgan County and her identity confirmed by the state Medical Examiner's office.

In his comments, Smith said charges of desecration of a corpse would definitely be filed, although he declined to say who they would be filed against.  That charge can include such actions as moving or hiding a body.

In a hearing Tuesday morning, Eric Millerberg was sentenced by 2nd District Judge Scott Hadley to up to five years in state prison for probation violation. He had been on probation for credit card fraud.

MIllerberg's wife, Dea, is due in court at 9 a.m. Wednesday on drug charges unrelated to Rasmussen's death.

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